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Using The Dish Pointing Menu Screen - Panasonic TA-DA2420 Installation Manual

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USING THE DISH POINTING MENU SCREEN

By simply following your satellite re c e i v e r 's on-screen menu feature, you can obtain the precise dish pointing coord i n a t e s
for your location. These coordinates include Azimuth, Elevation and Ti l t .
Because this satellite antenna can be used with several diff e rent DIRECTV satellite receiver models, we can not show you the
specific instructions for obtaining dish pointing information here. Specific instructions for using on-screen menus can be found
in the manual that came with your satellite re c e i v e r.
RECORDING THE COORDINATES
When you have obtained the coordinates, record the Azimuth, Elevation, and Tilt numbers below.
Azimuth is the side-to-side direction
that the dish is pointed.
Write down your site information here:
Azimuth
HOW HIGH UP IN THE SKY IS THE SATELLITE?
Depending on where you live, the satellite will be at an elevation angle between 30 and 60 degrees. Southern states point
toward 60 degrees; northern states point more toward 30 degrees.
FINDING A CLEAR LINE OF SIGHT
1. Go outside and locate at least one site on your pro p e rty that has a clear view to the satellites. You should be
reasonably certain you are pointing toward the satellites, depending on where you live. You may want to use a map
or a compass.
2. To determine the approximate height of the satellite in the sky, imagine a vertical arc ranging from 30 to 60 degre e s
above the horizon. (See next page.)
3. Do you have a clear view to the satellites? Remember, no trees, leaves, buildings, or windows can be between the
dish and the satellites.
If the answer is N O, look for other locations for installing the antenna system.
If the answer is M AY B E, you may want to contact your local digital satellite dealer for information about having
a professional installer conduct a thorough site surv e y.
Elevation is the up/down angle that
the dish is pointed.
Elevation
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Tilt is the circular rotation of the
dish itself, like a steering wheel.
Tilt

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